March 6, 2011

Approach Life As If It Were a Banquet

Epictetus (55-135 CE)


Approach Life As If It Were a Banquet

     Think of your life as if it were a banquet where you would behave graciously. When dishes are passed to you, extend your hand and help yourself to a moderate portion. If a dish should pass you by, enjoy what is already on your plate. Or if the dish hasn't been passed to you yet, patiently wait your turn.
     Carry over this same attitude of polite restraint and gratitude to your children, spouse, career, and finances. There is no need to yearn, envy, and grab. You will get your rightful portion when it is your time.
     
                                                    Epictetus - Manual for Living

 

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